Monday, June 15, 2015

REVIEW: First Impressions by Ruby Cruz

Book Blurb: Lizzy Bennett always told herself she was too busy for love, especially since she was working full-time as a nurse at Meryton Medical Center and helping to care for her young niece. When her sister Jane catches the attention of the young medical resident Dr. Charlie Bingley, Lizzy does everything she can to help her sister find happiness, even if it means enduring the presence of Charlie’s arrogant friend Dr. William Darcy.
    In this modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice, familiar characters are reimagined but the overarching question remains: will Lizzy and Darcy overcome their personal and social contrivances to find true love? 

My Review: Let me begin by saying that this is a modern Pride and Prejudice set in a medical hospital. Charlotte Lucas is replaced by Luke who just happens to be gay. Colin Richardson who is the Mr Collins of this story also happens to be gay but is still mostly in the closet about it. I love how Jane in this story picks up her life after Bingley leaves because she  has this adorable two year old girl to take care of. Her daughter is the child of her ex boyfriend who denied that the child was his when she found out she was pregnant. I really enjoyed the roller coaster that Lizzy and Darcy take us on in their path to love. Lydia in this version is just Lizzy and Jane's stepsister. I hated how she turned into this weak ass woman after George got his claws into her. 

I really enjoyed this book and I'm going to look into seeing if Ms. Cruz has written anymore Austen related stories. I recommend this book to any JAFF fan who enjoys modern set stories. 

Rating: 4 ½ stars out of 5


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